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Lead Lifeguard

Company: The Salvation Army
Location: Modesto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description Our Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Position Overview: The Lead Lifeguard will assist in planning, supervising and implementing activities in the Aquatic Department and may be required to lifeguard and teach. Attendance at all in-service trainings required. Duties and Responsibilities: + Supervise aquatic staff, including instructors and lifeguards as assigned. Hands on lifeguarding and assisting other aquatic instructional programs as assigned. + Supervise swim instructors and monitor swim lessons. Hands on teaching and assisting other aquatic instructional programs as assigned. + Oversee the day-to-day operations of the swim lesson programs as directed by the Program Manager. + Oversee the day-to-day operations of the aquatics programs and facilities, including special events as directed by the Program Manager. + Considerately and patiently enforce Red Shield rules to provide a safe environment for all members, visitors and employees. Caution swimmers regarding unsafe areas and actions. Maintain order in swimming areas. + Develop and implement a Lifeguard Instructor program and assist in training and instruction of recommended Salvation Army Aquatic staff for Instructor-level Certifications. This training will lend to, but not be limited to, their ability to train and teach other lifeguards and Salvation Army staff. + Must be able to analyze situations and adopt a quick and effective course of action; maintain constant observation of an assigned area to identify any signs of danger. + Rescue swimmers in danger of drowning. + Provide first aid, rescue breathing and CPR when needed. + Maintain and review records and reports as assigned. + Inspect and supervise staff cleaning and maintenance of swimming pool areas, locker rooms, restrooms, trash cans, cleaning equipment, aquatic equipment storage areas, and other areas as assigned, as well as performing cleaning as needed. + Provide great customer service to the community; see that all customers, clients and members are given prompt and courteous service. + Maintain a professional attitude and approach to problem solving. + Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and customers in person and over the phone. + See that Liability injuries are reported timely and according to procedure. + Maintain a safe working environment. Report all harmful problems with facilities to the Program Manager. + Must wear standard apparel as prescribed by the Aquatics Manager, and exhibit a professional appearance at all times while on duty. + Other tasks as required. Requirements & desired skills/abilities: + Must be at least 21 years of age. + Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. + Must be able to work varied shifts including early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays and split shifts. + Experience working with the public. + Demonstrate the ability to relate positively and energetically with staff, clients, members and customers. Ability to be self-motivated, work independently and in a team environment. Must also have effective communication skills and engage positively with the public. + Must have at least two years of experience as a lifeguard and aquatic instructor. + Extensive prior experience as a swim instructor highly desirable. + One year prior experience as a head lifeguard highly desirable. + Must have prior to start of employment unless otherwise noted and must maintain current certifications in the following: + American Red Cross Lifeguard certification + American Red Cross Lifeguard Management certification within nine months of hire + American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification within nine months of hire + American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification within nine months of hire + American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification to include AED + American Red Cross Oxygen Administration certification + American Red Cross Blood Borne Pathogens within 90 days of hire + Meet all health and safety regulations as defined by the Health Department as well as The Salvation Army. + Have a philosophy of education and child development, which is consistent with that of the Red Shield and The Salvation Army. + Have the ability to work with children, parents, and staff in a capacity of leadership, counseling and education. Physical Requirements: + Must maintain minimum fitness level to be able to accomplish the following: + 500 yard swim in less than 15 minutes + Tread water for 2 minutes without the use of hands + Position requires proficient swimming ability and endurance. Must perform the proper application of rescue and first-aid techniques. This position requires the ability to properly extract victims from the pool(s) to the deck, and ability to lift and carry at least 40 lbs., sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, jog, pull, push, balance, reach and ability to use fingers and hands. Position may require operating equipment such as computer keyboard and standard office equipment. + Must be in good physical and mental health, capable of meeting the demands of all aquatics areas. Qualifications Skills Preferred + Lifeguarding Instructor: Novice + Lifeguard Management: Novice + Lifeguarding/First Aid: Novice Behaviors Preferred + Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity + Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them + Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest Motivations Preferred + Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals + Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business + Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization Education Required + High School or Equivalent or better Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: The Salvation Army, Modesto , Lead Lifeguard, Other , Modesto, California

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